Friday, July 31, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Two posts in two days?  Whoa!! Just I thought I would share a few little happy things.  

This morning Forester & I were playing with Slade on my bed and my timex watch alarm, which was on the stairs in the other room, started going off.  After a couple seconds Forester asked"what is that noise?".  HE HEARD IT! It's a high pitched noise & rather quiet from the other room and he heard it!  As you well know I am always praying protection over his ears from permanent hearing loss. I know you are too.  We still have four more rounds to go but I really want to give God the glory for His protection over his ears.  At the end of these 6 months I want Forester to have perfect hearing.  I want to hear people say, "you're so lucky" so I can say "no, we prayed and prayed and God answered"!  Let's keep praying!  I know there are some of you who read this blog who are not Christians and you think I'm acting a little freaky. You're right, I'm freaky!  I have seen and witnessed what God can do.  He has proved Himself to be faithful and trustworthy over and over again.  Will everything turn out just like I want it?  Maybe, and most likely not.  Will God take care of us and continue to give us joy and peace in every circumstance regardless of any outcome?  YES.  Does He desire for us to be healthy and whole?  I believe He does.  I'm going to keep praying and keep giving Him the glory for every good report that comes my way.

Now for a really human moment....I find myself thinking if I post what I just wrote above will that mean that Forester will lose some hearing? Just so I have to eat my words?  Such a dumb way to think but you know how you might say, "that will never happen" and then it happens so you don't want to say "that will never happen".  Basically it comes down to some silly superstition, right?  I also want this so badly and I want others to see what God can do - if it doesn't happen does that cause someone else to doubt God? Those are my thoughts. But this is the truth.  I am not responsible for TRYING to make God look good.  He doesn't need my help by any means.  So that's why I'm ignoring those silly thoughts and posting this!  (Now my non-Christian friends really think I'm crazy!)

Okay, for more happiness here are a few cute videos of Slade waving Bye Bye and giggling at Micah being silly.  She'll be 8 months old tomorrow! 

*Remember to scroll down and pause the playlist so you can listen to the video.



Zandi said...

WHITNEY, first off.. oh man Slade is too much cuteness in one body!! I wanna squeeeeze that lil cherub.
Second> I am not NOT Christian but not a church- goer if you KWIM... I believe in God but am quiet about it... hard to explain where I stand but I can tell you this: Your post made complete sense to me and I very much admire you for saying it all "out loud" . Of course I am THRILLED about Foresters hearing being great and hope that it continues to be! Go God Go!
Thank you for your honesty, its just another reason to love you and your family !
love Zandi

The Gatherum Family said...

that is great news-i am with you. keep the faith, stay optimistic and celebrate ANY and EVERY happy moment you have. it's been a while-hope you are doing well. you guys are in my prayers.

Kelly said...

Hey Whit-

I just want to say as someone who has been hearing impaired her whole life that got worse of the last 11 years until I finally lost it all 7/6/08 I understand where you are coming from. I completely get the joy at realizing that Forester heard a soft high pitched sound from another room. I go through those feelings on a daily basis now that I have my cochlear implant. Keep praying for his hearing. I hope he doesn't lose any hearing, but if he does he will be fine. Forester is kicking cancer's butt and I am sure he would do very well with any challenge that came his way. So, I will pray that Forester doesn't lose his hearing to my prayers.